Finding Positive Child Support Solutions
The well-being of a child of divorced or unmarried parents often depends on receiving sufficient financial support. Money can be a contentious subject between parents, but it is important to remember that child support is the right of the child.
The family law attorneys at Bowler and Bowler understand how to handle child support discussions. Whether you are the parent who will be paying or receiving the support, you can rely on the firm for experienced representation during child support determination and modification.
How Is Child Support Determined?
Child support in California is determined by a statutory guideline that incorporates numerous factors, including:
- The number of children the parents have together
- Each parent’s income and earning ability
- The amount of time the child spends with each parent
- The cost of health insurance and child care
Your lawyer will explain the guidelines to you and ensure that you gather the necessary financial records. If you suspect that the other parent is hiding income, your lawyer can help determine their actual income, including money from tips and self-employment and benefits from unemployment, disability, workers’ compensation or Social Security.
While the court generally adheres to the child support guidelines, some situations call for a deviation. If you believe your payments should be lower or higher than the statutory calculation, it is critical to speak with a family law attorney before you make a request from the other parent or the court. Making such a request without having all of the information can have unintended results.
Consult With An Experienced Attorney Today
Our Redlands attorneys are here to guide you through child support issues and any family law matter you may be facing. Please contact the firm online or call our Redlands office at 909-328-6876 to arrange an appointment.